What Is the Ruling of Addressing One’s Husband ‘Majaze Khuda’ and Can It Lead to Disbelief (Kufr)?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel

Question

What is the ruling on the one who says something or writes something and then, after doing so, realizes that it may have been a word of kufr، for example, my fiancé was kind of angry at me and said, “I am your majazi Khuda”, I said, “most of the husbands make their wives their slaves.” He said, “Allah also has slaves.”

Later, I told him, “Don’t compare yourself with Allah.” He got sad and said he didn’t mean that and started crying. Does that make him a kafir? A lot of times, we go through the same and say something and may realize while saying that it’s a false statement, probably causing disbelief, and sometimes realize after that it’s a statement of kufr.

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Majazi Khuda means akin to deity or next to God. If a fiancée addresses her fiancé using this word, it will be sinful. In the case of a wife addressing her husband, it will not lead to disbelief. However, one should avoid using such words.

A husband has a great status in a marriage, and the wife must be respectful of her husband but not to blind statements of obedience or obedience without restrictions, conditions, or limits. Although the above word is metaphorical, it will not be permissible to address or call one’s husband in this manner.

This concept of addressing the husband is found in South Asia and teaches that the husband is akin to a deity, who is next to God and has a role to provide for his wife.

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied within UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.

He started his early education in UK. He went onto complete hifz of Qur’an in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in UK where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He was teaching at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences.

He currently resides in UK with his wife. His personal interest is love of books and gardening.